The Cleveland Indians bolstered their struggling bullpen on Thursday with the acquisition of San Diego Padres closer Brad Hand. The Padres will also send reliever Adam Cimber to Cleveland and will receive highly touted catching prospect Francisco Mejia. The Indians lead the AL Central by 7½ games, but their bullpen is second-to-last in the league
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10:30 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports ROSSBURG, Ohio — Imagine how fans seven years ago would react to NASCAR Cup series teams preparing for a road course that combines the Charlotte Motor Speedway oval and runs through the infield.
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Basketball Australia is unlikely to appeal FIBA bans handed down to three players — Daniel Kickert, Thon Maker and Chris Goulding — for their roles in the ugly brawl with the Philippines in the World Cup qualifier in Manila on July 2. Kickert, who sparked the fracas with his stray elbow, was hardest hit, suspended
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Three-division world titleholder Terence “Bud” Crawford, one of boxing’s best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, won the award for best fighter at the 2018 ESPYS on Wednesday night, ESPN’s annual sports awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Crawford won from a field that also included Top Rank stablemate and fellow three-division titleholder Vasiliy Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound
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South Africa’s Kevin Anderson has credited mental conditioning for his ability to focus for nearly seven hours during his epic Wimbledon semifinal against American John Isner, and lauds his psychologist for his recent surge in form. Anderson, who has reached a career-high ATP ranking of 5 in the wake of his SW19 final appearance, is
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The Sri Lanka in-fielders appeal for a wicket © AFP Big picture Soon, Sri Lankans will be making jokes about how the captain, the coach and the manager should be banned more often, but they don’t have to. Dinesh Chandimal, Chandika Hathurusingha and Asanka Gurusinha will miss four of
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